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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 3, 2011 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donna's Paycheck

Yea, the Dead were never about money....

Rock Scully:

Q. Was there a favorite aspect to managing the Grateful Dead?

A. I'd say establishing their publishing. In the old days, songs were three minutes long and artists got paid by number of tracks, not length of songs. We were first to record longer songs and got screwed on deals only paying for six to seven songs, instead of 12-14. So I spoke to [Monterey] Jazz Festival musicians, who told me they got paid per minute. I then renegotiated, making a state-of-the-art deal everyone copied.

"Quadlibet for Tender Feet" anyone? Ice-Nine indeed (RIP Kurt and Jerry)